Essendon Country Club

£160 - £275 pp
Up to 180
4 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Essendon Country Club offers you full exclusivity of our Classic 16th century Grand Barn, with stunning views and spacious rooms it is the perfect venue for a wedding!
Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

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Minimum Number of Guests
Exclusive Venue Hire Use of the Estate Grounds for a pre-wedding ❖ Bride & Bridesmaid shoot or Engagement shoot ❖ Pre-Menu tasting Evening for 4 ❖ Pre-Wine tasting Evening for 4 ❖ Pre-Wedding Brunch for 6 guests ❖ Reception drinks–2 drinks per person ❖ Canapés 4 types ❖ 3-Course Gourmet Wedding Breakfast Menu ❖ 1⁄2 a bottle of Wine per person ❖ Glass of fizz to toast ❖ Tea, Coffee & Chocolates ❖ Rustic Sweetie Cart with all your favorites' ❖ Evening buffet. Eg “Hog Roast” ❖ Evening Bar Credit of £250. Great for your extra evening guests ❖ PA system for background music, cordless mic for speeches, cake stand and knife, easel for seating plan ❖ House DJ with PA system and Lighting ❖ 4 Golf Green Fees for use before your Big Day ❖ PersonalWeddingPlannertoguideyouthrougheverystage
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
We specialize in bespoke weddings, allowing you to build your own package around your own ideas, requirements and budget, making the day as personal to you as possible.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jo Newell
Thank you for checking out Essendon Country Club and congratulations on your engagement! Our Grand 16th Century Oak Framed Barn is surrounded in 400 acres of stunning countryside, the perfect place to host your exclusive wedding ceremony and/or reception. We specialise in bespoke weddings, allowing you to build your own package around your own ideas, requirements and budget, making the day as personal to you as possible.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
James & Sasha
Married in June 2019
June 2019
Thank you for everything
Thankyou so much for everything we both had a fantastic day and yourself and the staff were brilliant. All of our guests were very impressed with the venue, service, food and atmosphere of Essendon. Jon and the evening team were brilliant also and the entire day ran so smoothly it was such a joy to experience. Again we cannot thankyou enough for how smoothly this entire process has been from our initial email and visit at Essendon to our perfect wedding day last week.
Claire & Mark
Married in May 2019
May 2019
Where do I begin!?
I cannot put into words how incredibly thankful we are to you and your team at Essendon for helping to make our day so perfect last Friday. You were all simply amazing! Thank you for all of your efforts to ensure the day ran smoothly, so many of our guests have taken time to comment on how beautiful Essendon is and also on how well the wedding was ran (all thanks to you!) We literally had the best day and both get rather emotional every time we talk about it. So much of that was down to you, so thank you! From the minute we arrived, you were there and we could not have asked for more. We really appreciated all of the personal touches, the reassurance at each stage and the fact that you were so flexible in ensuring the tributes were just right. We feel lucky to have found Essendon as our very special venue - the most amazing wedding planner we could have asked for!
Mr and Mrs Duffy :) (Katie and Steve)
Married in August 2018
August 2018
Everyone has been amazing throughout
We just wanted to take this time to say a massive thank you to you and the team. Everyone has been amazing throughout the whole experience, through letting Steve's mum join us for the wine tasting at short notice to ensuring everything went smoothly on the actual day. I cannot thank you enough for helping to calm me down when I wasn't very well, bringing the fan over to me and making sure I was feeling OK. I must have had a virus as I continued not feeling well for a few days, but it didn't stop me and your team did such an amazing job making sure I felt comfortable and enjoyed the rest of my day. I was gutted that I didn't get to eat my Lemon Posset I was absolutely delighted the next day when I came to pick up our things that you had saved me one of the puddings! Such a thoughtful thing to do! We also enjoyed eating our munchies when we got back to the hotel! The barn looked fabulous, everyone commented on the super staff and my family kept saying how lovely you were. Jon was also excellent and made sure everything ran smoothly in the evening! Once again, thank you for helping us to have the best day of our lives! We wish we could do it all over again! We look forward to visiting again soon!
Nicola and Jack
Married in June 2018
July 2018
The barn looked amazing...
Hi Jo, Thank you so much for all that you done on our wedding day. Everyone always says ‘something will always go wrong on your wedding day’ but nothing did, it all went so smoothly, no problems at all and we know your hard work and organisation allowed everything to run so smoothly and effortlessly! Several people have commented on how well you kept the day running, how great the staff at Essendon were and how delicious the food was. The barn looked amazing and everything was just where and how we imagined it to be. We're so sad it is all over now! I cannot believe how quickly the day went and we are so excited to get the pictures and video to relive it all again and of course we will pop in at some point with the pictures to show you. Thank you once again for all your help, our day wouldn’t have been as good as it was if it wasn’t for you and the rest of your team.
Chloe & Callum
Married in June 2018
July 2018
We can't thank you enough...
We can’t thank you enough for all your help to ensure we both had the most perfect day! Everyone had such a fantastic time and we partied until the end. All the staff at Essendon were so helpful & friendly!
Laura and Chris Whellams
Married in April 2018
July 2018
Well what can we say....
Well what can we say.... firstly we literally can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for us on the lead up to our BIG DAY but also how amazing you made our magical day! From all the pre-wedding meetings, heartfelt emails and personal touches on the day (that includes you sitting with a hair-dryer for half and hour drying my wet dress 😊) you made the whole journey seem seamless! We had so much fun planning the wedding with you, and wouldn’t have had it any other way. We feel like we have truly gained a friend in you! Thank you for your lovely comments, we thoroughly enjoyed the whole day, from the moment we arrived, to dinner and then to the evening partying the night away surrounded by everyone we love! You, Chelsey and the team did such a fantastic job!!
Location & Contact Details


Bedwell Park, Essendon, Hertfordshire, AL9 6HN, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 - Junction 24/25

Nearest Train Station

Hatfield or Potters Bar

Nearest Airport

Stansted or Luton

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

For us, every wedding we host is incredible and special in its own right, and for each of our clients we aim to give them the 'best wedding ever'.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't rush any decisions, take your time and discuss all options available to you as a couple, have fun and enjoy every moment..

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Personalised mini booze bottles

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Bespoke, Natural, Boho, Country, Rustic.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Bridge, 5 mins drive into our 400 acre countryside - its just stunning.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Anna Williamson (Celebs go dating guru) got married at Essendon.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini beef yorkshire puddings!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese & ham toasties!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The two levels to our stunning barn, connected by a fabulous grand staircase.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The passion, dedication and family feel to our team and bond we have with each of our wedding couples.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftRound of golf for 4 persons on either Championship Course
Bridebook Special Offer£500.00 OFF VENUE HIRE (for remaining 2022 dates)